smart phones Phone Emergency Alerts Will Begin Including Links, Phone Numbers By Alina Selyukh • Sep 29, 2016 Since their launch in 2012, cellphone emergency alerts have become a frequent tool for public safety officials to alert people to missing children, warn them of impending weather calamities or notify them of dangers specific to the local community. Microsoft's Quarterly Profit Hit By Charge For Layoffs Connected To Nokia Purchase By Ashley Gross • Jan 26, 2015 Mike Mozart / Flickr Listen Listening... / 0:54 Microsoft’s profit dropped 11 percent in the most recent quarter, partly due to expenses connected to layoffs after the company’s purchase of the Finnish cell phone maker Nokia. Calling Citizen Photographers: Help Researchers Visualize Future Sea Level Rise By Bellamy Pailthorp • Jan 3, 2014 Bellamy Pailthorp / KPLU Listen Listening... / 1:24 Researchers want you to grab the camera, head to the beach and capture this weekend's king tide. The highest tides of the year are taking place, and the state is asking citizens to help document potential impacts of rising sea levels. Sasquatch sightings keep up with the times By Jessica Robinson • Jun 1, 2011 Image via YouTube / samantha13950 The Northwest's favorite mythical creature has entered the era of the smart phone. A Spokane-area woman claims to have used her iPhone to catch Bigfoot on video.